Known as the Millennium City, Gurugram is not only a financial epicentre but it is also gaining a reputation for its gastronomic excellence. You’ll find good food in abundance all around the city, but these 10 restaurants surely take the cake.
Restaurant, Tea Room, Asian, $$$
Burma Burma is the only restaurant in the city serving authentic cuisine from Myanmar. They serve such delightful food that it’ll brighten up any gloomy day. For instance, take their Burma Burma Oh no Khow Suey, which is just one big bowl of beautiful flavours. While their food tastes impeccable, the freshness of the ingredients is also always top notch here. Apart from the delicious vegetarian fare, the restaurant is also known for its eclectic tea menu.
Reina Nagai, the owner and head chef of this restaurant, is a true globetrotter having previously worked in countries like Italy, Thailand, Mexico and Spain. This is why Nagai does not label itself as a strictly Japanese restaurant but prefers describing the food as ‘Japanese cuisine with a global touch’. In fact, the first Nagai restaurant was opened in Ibiza and its Gurugram outpost is the brand’s second location.
The Pasta Bowl Company
Bistro, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
The Pasta Bowl Company prides itself on serving authentic Sicilian cuisine and having a menu that no other Italian restaurant in the country probably does. The place has recently garnered the prestigious Indian Restaurant Awards for The Best Italian Cuisine in 2017. With accolades coming in thick and fast from diners and industry experts alike, The Pasta Bowl Company couldn’t be in a better place at the moment.
Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
Not only does The Ivy whip up some great Mediterranean cuisine, the ambience in this restaurant is so warm and welcoming that you’ll feel like coming back here again and again. You won’t be disappointed with any dish on the menu but do end your meal with their sweet baklava, which has one of the fluffiest pastries you’ve ever eaten.
Zarra Si Biryani
Biryani is one of the most loved Indian dishes, especially popular in the city of Hyderabad in South India. If you’ve never tasted biryani or have a strong craving for it, then Zarra Si Biryani will more than satisfy your palate. Apart from this, they also serve other North Indian dishes like tikkas, dal makhani and murgh makhani.
Restaurant, Indian, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
While the food at Impromptu is quite flawless, their decor and ambience also stand out in equal measures. The multi-cuisine restaurant’s lovely outdoor dining space is much in demand among the guests here and quite rightly so. One of the main highlights on the menu is definitely the Bunny Chow, a favourite South African fast food dish.
Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Asian
Threesixtyone at The Oberoi Hotel offers fine dining at its very best. The menu boasts a range of cuisines including Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian. While the restaurant interior is quite stunning, you can also choose to dine al fresco on the waterside deck. Everything from the food to the decor and service at Threesixtyone is excellent, just as you’d expect from a luxury hotel restaurant.
Bistro, Deli, American, Italian
Indigo Delicatessen first swept Mumbai off its feet after its much-anticipated opening in Gururgram. As expected, the restaurant, which boasts providing a quintessential deli experience, did not disappoint on any counts. Their special Deli Chilli Cheese Toast and Beef Tenderloin Burgers are absolutely delicious. But if there’s only one dish you can order from the menu, it has to be the 3 Smoked Pepper and 3 Cheese Pizza.
Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Indian
When a large number of Iran’s population migrated to India in the 19th century, they opened many Irani cafes, especially in cities like Mumbai and Hyderabad. Taking inspiration from these cafes and giving it a fine modern spin is the city’s ever favourite restaurant, SodaBottleOpenerWala. When you visit this place, make sure you don’t skip out on the Mutton Berry Pulao, which is one of the most loved dishes on the menu.
Indian Grill Room
Restaurant, Indian, $$$
If you’re looking for the best place to have North Indian food, then head straight to the Indian Grill Room. They serve a lunch and dinner buffet every day and have a special Sunday lunch menu as well. One of the restaurant’s unique selling points is that they offer options for both indoor and terrace dining. They also have a private dining room that can accommodate about 12 to 15 people. Their Murgh Malai Tikka and Jhinga Mehrunisa are highly recommended.